Washington County Museum of Fine Arts

Federal Arts Funding

Below are ways that you can stay informed on the Federal process for funding

Americans for the Arts

AFTA is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America. They work to strengthen and support an important network of people—arts professionals, educators, policymakers, civic leaders, parents, and you—all working to increase the participation in and understanding of the arts and arts education. AFTA serves their more than 6,000 members, as well as every American and continues to work diligently to bring all the arts to all the people.

National Arts Advocacy Day

Be part of the Maryland Arts Advocates Delegation and Join MCA and AFTA for National Arts Advocacy Day which is in March of every year. Arts advocates from across the country convene in Washington, DC for our annual Arts Advocacy Day each year. Arts Advocacy Day brings together a broad cross section of America’s cultural and civic organizations, along with more than 700 grassroots advocates from across the country, to underscore the importance of developing strong public policies and appropriating increased public funding for the arts.

Arts Action Fund

The Arts Action Fund is at the forefront of advancing the arts in America. They are the only national arts advocacy organization dedicating 100% of their time, money, and political clout to advancing the arts in America. You can find information on current actionable advocacy movements and talking points. Make you voice heard to your representatives here.

Federal Budgeting for the Arts

The U.S. House of Representatives process for funding the National Endowment for the Arts is through the Interior, Environment, and related Agencies subcommittee. Please visit this site often for updates on funding progression.

The U.S. Senate process for funding the National Endowment for the Arts is through the Interior, Environment and Related Agencies subcommittee. Please visit this site often for updates on funding progression.